Here's Proof the Mercedes-AMG GT R is Coming

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

There is little doubt that the Mercedes-AMG GT R is under development, but now the German automaker has released its own “spy photos.”

In an interesting move, Mercedes-AMG sent out these photos of its heavily camouflaged GT R testing, essentially confirming that the model is in the works and will make its debut this month at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Although the company didn’t officially say it is the GT R, the attached press release had GTR in its file name.

Regardless, spy photographers have caught the GT R testing numerous times in recent months and the automaker confirms that it has set a lap time at the legendary Nurburgring that is faster than the Mercedes-AMG GT S time of just over 7.30 minutes. “The time clocked by this winged AMG GT will be even more spectactular,” Mercedes-AMG said.

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The company also included photos of the prototype testing on country roads, putting the new two-seater through its paces in everyday driving conditions. During non-track test sessions, Mercedes-AMG focused on developing highly precise steering, finely tuned suspension and agile handling. To perfect it, the AMG GT R was taken to the demanding roads in the Eifel region.

The Mercedes-AMG GT R will celebrate its world premiere on June 24 at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed, news that Michelin accidentally leaked with a press release before it was updated.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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